Coughlin completed is senior season at the University of Vermont in 2018-19, registering a career-high 17 points on six goals and 11 assists in 29 games. He shared the team lead with three power-play goals last year and finished second on the team in points-per-game with a mark of .59. The 6-2, 201-lbs forward also posted three multi-point efforts and notched a season-high four-game point streak (3g, 2a) from Jan. 6 – 18.
The South Boston, Massachusetts native capped his collegiate career with double-digit point totals in each of his four seasons with the Catamounts. He combined for 56 points (18g, 38a) and 90 penalty minutes in 129 games from 2015-19.
Coughlin made his collegiate debut with a standout campaign as a freshman in 2015-16, logging 12 points while setting career-bests in shots on goal (61) and games played (35). The forward then led Vermont to a 20-13-5 record as a sophomore before matching his career-best goal total as a junior in 2017-18 with six goals during the season. Coughlin finished his senior season with only 43 players having skated in more career games with Vermont.
Prior to his collegiate career, the forward logged 105 points (38g, 67a) and 101 PIMs in 107 games for the Vernon Vipers of the British Columbia Hockey League from 2013-15.
Coughlin was originally selected by Edmonton in the fifth round (130th overall) of the 2014 NHL Draft.